Les Goûts-Réunis eng

Between 1680 and 1688 three descendants of the prominent Ghent musician family Loeillet were born: Jean Baptiste (John of London), Jacques (Jacob) and Jean-Baptiste Loeillet (de Gant). They still cause confusion with their similar initials, but provide us with a lasting source of joy through their musical legacy: intimate chamber music of the highest order. John Loeillet, in particular, was internationally renowned during his lifetime and spent most of his professional career working in London. He was the only one of the Loeillet dynasty to write keyboard music. His second collection for harpsichord or spinet (London, 1723) was recorded in full by Jan Devlieger. In this solo recital, harpsichord suites by John Loeillet alternate with works by his English predecessors and contemporaries John Blow, Henry Purcell and William Croft.